PRAY FOR BOBO-DIOULASO, BURKINA FASO
This mostly overlooked town is located in a fertile region with mild climate and a rainy season from May to September. This makes it economically important for all of Burkina Faso. Mainly textiles, tobacco, livestock products and beverages are traded in this economic hub between Mali and Côte d’Ivoire. An estimated 600,000 to 700,000 people live in Bobo-Dioulasso. Due to its extended layout and low buildings, the city looks more like a giant African village with numerous adobe structures, wood fires in front of homes, clattering mopeds and lively bustle.